A native Montrealer, Carolyn attended Sheridan College in Toronto where she studied illustration. Focusing on children’s book illustration, she developed her own distinctive style. Upon graduation, she received the Clark Book Award – presented for outstanding achievement – from fellow alumni Brenda Clark, illustrator of the Franklin the Turtle series. She has also been recognized by Applied Arts Magazine for her illustration work.
Her passion for horses has long since been a driving force behind her art. Going full circle, back to her love of drawing animals as a child, Carolyn added custom horse, dog and cat portraits to her repertoire.
An avid equestrian, she currently resides in Ottawa and competes on the hunter/jumper A-Circuit.
EDUCATION | 1999-02 Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, DIP.A.A. Illustration AWARDS | 2005 Applied Arts Magazine, Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Award Annual, Vol. 20 | 2002 Clark Book Award, Brenda Clark and Sheridan College CHARITY | 2019 Therapeutic Paws of Canada | 2018 CHEO Foundation + The Avery Foundation | 2017 Sit With Me Dog Rescue/Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue | 2014-2017 Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton + CHEO-OCTC | 2014 Transitions Thoroughbreds